Our school community is very interested in world news and current affairs; this has a positive impact on our children’s interest and awareness in events linked to war and dispute. Therefore we believe passionately that our Conflict themes enable children to learn about the origins of conflicts, why they happen, their impact and how to avoid them. We want our children to have a positive impact on the world around them, and the learning in this theme will help them to do that.
The Cultural make-up of our school community continues to become evermore diverse. Our families are interested in the beliefs, backgrounds and views, religious or not, of each other and therefore the Culture themes are vital. Our children benefit from understanding the locality in which they live and the wider world, as well as their own sense of place within it.
Our children are very aware of the ever-changing condition of our planet and the significant impact climate change is having on it. Our children discuss these issues, also they are eager to find out more about how they, and future generations, can sustain the health and existence of our Earth. Our Conservation themes enable children to learn more about these issues and, hopefully, will help them grow up to have a positive impact on them.
Technology continues to change at a rapid pace and therefore our focus on Communication enables children to discover how the current technological world we live in came to be, and what the future may hold for them. Many of our families have jobs that directly link to the content in our Communication themes therefore this learning is significant for the children and their aspirations for future employment.